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The Friends of Christchurch Park are very pleased to present an extra special Brass on the Grass event.  

Bring your picnic and have a lovely Sunday afternoon listening to two of Suffolk's finest youth wind bands.   See them on the Upper Arboretum Lawn (Henley Road entrance) at 2:30 on Sunday June 28th.

South Suffolk Youth Concert Band: conductor Mark Sewell
South Suffolk Youth Wind Orchestra: conductor Mark Whiteman

Presented in association with Suffolk County Music and Suffolk Music Hub.

A painting of tawny owl Mabel, Christchurch Park’s most famous resident, has been presented to Richard Wilson, the retiring Chairman of the Friends of Christchurch Park.

John has completed 46 years working in Ipswich's town parks.. Thank you John.

Thank you Marita! There will be bacon (or egg) rolls in the Woolpack pub after the Dawn Chorus Walk on the 2nd May.  These are free to members and £5 to non-members. You can join on line now or on the day for a free breakfast.  Membership gives offers on books, outings and our newsletter full of information three times a year.  

  • 19th July Ipswich Community Wind Band
  • 26th July Stowmarket Concert Band
  • 2nd August Colchester Band sponsored by Coes
  • 9th August Ipswich Hospital Band sponsored by Scrutton Bland

The concert series is sponsored by the Greyhound pub 

 A number of horse chestnuts in the park are suffering from horse chestnut leaf miners (Cameraria ohridella), a moth that attacks the trees and leads to the brown leaves that we’re now used to seeing all year round.

David Miller's book Ipswich Arboretum:A History & Celebration which documents the history of the Christchurch Park arboretum has sold more than 500 copies in the last two months.

Orwell Astronomical Society are coming back to the Park on Saturday February 28th. The evening starts at 7pm and will finish at 9pm. 

Park Run meets outside Christchurch Mansion every Saturday at 9am from now until late Spring.